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Michigan Tech Rail Day Activities

IMG_5208450The Rail Day and Expo is an awesome opportunity for both students and industry! Railroad companies and consultants have the opportunity to showcase the industry and the career opportunities available. This is also a targeted recruiting opportunity for the industry … students who attend already have some interest in railroading. For students, this is an opportunity to have focused discussions about the rail industry and what it has to offer.

Railroad Night is a networking opportunity for both industry representatives and students. The event features a relaxed evening of dining and conversation.

Mr. Art Guzzetti, Vice President-Policy of the American Public Transportation Association was the keynote speaker and provided a personal touch and insight into the rail industry.

Art Guzzetti, Vice President - Policy, American Public Transportation Association and Pasi Lautala, Director of Rail Transportatio 11th Annual Railroad Night at Michigan Tech
Art Guzzetti, Vice President – Policy, American Public Transportation Association and Pasi Lautala, Director of Rail Transportatio 11th Annual Railroad Night at Michigan Tech

According to the APTA website, Guzzetti is a 32-year veteran of public transportation at the local, state, and national levels.

Among other things, Guzzetti is responsible for APTA’s extensive policy research agenda, policy analysis and development, transportation information, and statistics. He and the APTA team work with the legislative and executive branches of all levels of government and with other national associations, think tanks, and interest groups to cultivate the ideas, relationships, and advocacy initiatives that will propel public transportation forward.

Prior to coming to APTA in June 1997, Guzzetti spent 16 years in management at two of the nation’s leading public transportation systems—New Jersey Transit Corporation and Pittsburgh’s Port Authority of Allegheny County—along with two years at New Jersey DOT. His duties focused on transportation policy, government affairs, capital programming, grants development, and grants management and advocacy. In short, the focus of his career has been on generating support for public transportation and the benefits it provides to communities and regions. Guzzetti has a political science degree from Edinboro State University and a master of public administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

Railroad Night is a networking opportunity for both industry representatives and students.  The event features a relaxed evening of dining and conversation.
Railroad Night is a networking opportunity for both industry representatives and students. The event features a relaxed evening of dining and conversation.

Michigan Tech Rail Industry Panel at Rail Day
Michigan Tech Rail Industry Panel at Rail Day

11th Annual Railroad Night at Michigan Tech:  Railroad Engineering and Activities Club at Michigan Tech,  Aaron Dean, Webmaster, Alex Lakenen, President, Derek Owen, Marketing Chair
11th Annual Railroad Night at Michigan Tech: Railroad Engineering and Activities Club at Michigan Tech, Aaron Dean, Webmaster, Alex Lakenen, President, Derek Owen, Marketing Chair

Michigan Tech Rail Industry Alumni at the 11th Annual Railroad Night
Michigan Tech Rail Industry Alumni at the 11th Annual Railroad Night

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Steel Industry Reps Come to Campus

IMG_0621Steel Day was held at Michigan Tech on Wednesday, Sept. 24, featuring an expo, a cookout, an expert panel and steel trivia. Representatives from 10 companies, ranging from mass producers to forgers who craft unique alloys, were here to share their experiences and talent needs for now and the future.  

Steel Day is structured to introduce students to exciting careers in an industry that will continue to touch each part of our lives. Company representatives are hoping to build personal relationships with all majors and students of all class levels in an effort to promote careers within the industry.

This year’s companies are

Nucor Corporation
Gerdau
ArcelorMittal
Cliffs Natural Resources
RHI
Severstal North America
US Steel
ANT Automation
Larson Forgings
Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST)

 The expo and cookout was at the center of campus under the Career Fest tent from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This networking event provides an introduction to an industry that supports the creation of everything from cars to skyscrapers. At 6 p.m., a panel of industry experts will answer questions and talk with students in the Library East Reading Room.

Students will have the opportunity to win cash prizes by answering trivia questions on the “manhole cover” stickers on campus.

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For more details, visit Steel Day.


Michigan Global Future Conference Promotes Talent Retention

The Global Talent Retention Initiative of Michigan (GTRI) is a talent retention and career development resource for employers and international students in Michigan.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says that “Immigants have a tremendous track record of being entrepreneurs. This is a way to turbocharge our economy.”
More than 100 international students from Michigan Tech, Finlandia, Northern Michigan University and Lake Superior State will meet at Michigan Tech today, to learn ways to prepare for a US job search, to meet international student-friendly Michigan employers and discuss internship and postgraduate opportunities in Michigan.

The conference is scheduled for 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The program includes sessions on writing effective cover letters and resumes, job search strategies and job interview skills, starting a business in Michigan and an employer’s view of a successful job candidate. A panel of international students will describe their own job search experiences, and one session will explore living, working and playing in Michigan.

The Michigan Global Future Conference is hosted by Michigan Tech’s International Programs and Services.

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Michigan Global Future Conference is hosted by Michigan Tech's International Programs and Services.
Shivan Bharti, Tech Commercialization Associate, Innovation and Industry Engagement, Marilyn Clark, CEO, MTEC Smart Zone;
Michigan Global Future Conference is hosted by Michigan Tech's International Programs and Services.
Did you know that immigrants with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math are proven JOB CREATORS? Click to watch Governor Snyder talk about why he supports immigration reform: http://youtu.be/2CiJyAlyoIQ

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